Atelier – tutor moderated comments in programming education

Ansgar Fehnker*, Angelika H. Mader, Arthur Rump

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In the programming course of our engineering design degree tutorials are the focal point of learning. This is especially so since we employ a tinkering based educational approach, in which students explore, from the very beginning, the material by self-defined projects. The assignment defines ingredients to use and sets expectations, but students are free to set their own design goals. In this setting tutorials are an important place of feedback and learning, and we developed an online platform that supports tutors during tutorials. This paper reports on the educational philosophy and underpinnings, and results from applying the tool in two first-year courses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnology-Enhanced Learning for a Free, Safe, and Sustainable World
Subtitle of host publication16th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2021 Bolzano, Italy, September 20–24, 2021 Proceedings
EditorsTinne De Laet, Roland Klemke, Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Isabel Hilliger, Alejandro Ortega-Arranz
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783030864361
ISBN (Print)9783030864354
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event16th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2021) - Bolzano, Italy
Duration: 20 Sept 202124 Sept 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12884 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference16th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2021)


  • Novice programmers
  • Online platform
  • Tutorials
  • Semi-automated feedback
  • Community of practice


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